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If You Know Anna...

If you know me, and have been incredibly lucky enough to visit me, you will know that I am not the most punctual or organised person. I constantly lose everything. I spend so much time searching for everything.

But I am extremely creative, and once I decide something is worth knowing or learning it becomes my hyper focus until I am either thoroughly sick of it, and/or very very knowledgeable about it.

The following image is an actual scan of my brain.

Okay, it's not, its just a gif, but it represents the way I feel my brain is on full blast from the time I wake up (often exhausted) to many hours after I go to bed.

After a couple of years of cynical denial and ignoring it in the hope it would just go away I asked for a referral and I got assessed last week. I have combined ADHD. This means I have hyperactivity as well as inattentiveness. Trying not to be these things are very exhausting.

It explains why I am always late, forget things, get easily distracted, have at least a dozen tabs open on my laptop, forget to answer texts and emails, and why my desktop looks like a tribute to Jackson Pollock. My dreams are pure Dali.

But there are a lot of positive traits associated with ADHD which I realise now is why I do what I do, and why I am as I am. Which is lucky for you.

I know a lot of you will say "Well doh, Anna, it was obvious!" and a couple of you already have, but to me, I thought all brains worked similar to mine. Even my own first class Psychology degree failed to recognise my own symptoms as indicative of ADHD..

Oh, and last month I got diagnosed with Aspergers. All blindingly obvious now, isn't it?

Yeah, stop laughing. I see you too.

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